Dear Friend,

We invite you and your friends or work colleagues to form a team of TEN people – preferably a mixed team, to join in the fantastic fun. If you enjoy a challenge and plenty of laughs (and a few spills) guaranteed, this will certainly appeal to you. The challenge is to take part in our "It’s a Knockout" competition against other teams of ten people from around South Wales and the surrounding areas.

This is our fourth successful year and the event just keeps getting bigger and better. All that we ask is that teams raise 50 per team member i.e. 500 per team to enter, it’s that easy. You can raise your sponsorship money by holding raffles, auctions, quiz nights or even a sponsored karaoke.

All monies raised will help support our essential Hospice-at-Home service provided by our

team of 7 nurses, 1 doctor and 2 social workers, who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days of the year.

We are committed to providing FREE, high quality care in their own homes for patients within Blaenau Gwent who are suffering from life threatening illnesses. The care includes comprehensive support for the families and extends from diagnosis through treatment and, if appropriate, into terminal care and bereavement. We hope the Hospice of the Valleys brings a ray of light into lives turned upside down by being diagnosed with cancer.

Please help us to continue to provide this service and join in the fun of It’s a Knockout.

Everyone taking part will receive a Certificate of Achievement and remember there are special prizes for the winning individual team and the team who raises the most sponsor money.

To take part in It’s a Knockout 2004, all you have to do is send in your 50 deposit 5 per team member to: Hospice of the Valleys, Park Gate Business Centre, Morgan Street. Tredegar Gwent

NP22 3ND (cheques payable to: Hospice of the Valleys) and a place will be secured for your team.

On receipt of your deposit, sponsor forms and all event details will be sent to you explaining the format of the event and event programme. We are looking to publicise the event by putting articles in all the local papers of South Wales, so if you and your team are up for it – could we arrange a photograph?

We are delighted that you may support us and we promise you a day to remember.

Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes and a sense of humour.

We would like to assure you that the organisers of this event, Graham Fisher & Co are highly experienced and all safety precautions will be followed.



There will also be spaces available for clubs, churches and other organisations to have a stall and raise funds for themselves. Cost 15.00 per stall.

The day will be a great day out for all the family with a fun fair, bouncy castle, quad bikes, food stalls and lots, lots more. Last years event attracted a crowd of over 20,000 spectators.

Thank you for your support and come and join in the fun!

Yours sincerely

M. Colbourne

Mark Colbourne

Fundraising Officer

Telephone: 01495 712936


Please fill in and tear off the form below and send back to: Hospice of the Valleys, Park Gate Business Centre, Morgan Street. Tredegar Gwent NP22 3ND

I enclose a cheque for 50 as a deposit for a team at It’s a Knockout 2004.

Please make all cheques payable to: Hospice of the valleys

Closing date for all entries is: 21st May 2004

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